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BT calls for open access plan to use street furniture to deploy small cells

  BT said this initiative will speed up the deployment of 4G and 5G in city centers U.K. telecommunications group BT has called for an end to exclusive concessions agreements governing access to council-owned street furniture, in a bid to speed up the delivery of 4G...

JCDecaux to help French telcos to deploy small cells in street furniture

  The global outdoor advertising company said that small cells will be deployed in ten cities across France   Global outdoor advertising company JCDecaux has announced that will provide support for French telecoms operators to roll out small cells in around ten French cities in 2019. The company...

Crown Castle has 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 pipeline: CEO

  The firm aims to deploy between 10,000 and 15,000 small cells this year Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 20,000 small cell nodes in 2020 and beyond, CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. The executive also confirmed that the company aims to...

Arqiva, CityFibre deploy 5G-ready small cell pilot in London

  Arqiva said the small cell pilot will allow carriers to test 5G capabilities in Hammersmith and Fulham districts UK communications infrastructure firm Arqiva and compatriot fiber provider CityFibre have launched a pilot of wholesale, 5G-ready small cell infrastructure in London. The two partners said that the...

Westell Technologies works with UK firm to develop OnGo small cell for enterprise

  Westell is working on an enterprise CBRS offering with ip.access Westell Technologies is currently working with U.K. firm ip.access on the development of a small cell product for enterprise that would use LTE in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum, the company’s President and CEO...

Crown Castle to deploy up to 15,000 small cells next year: CEO

  Crown Castle said its pipeline of contracted small cells nodes to be constructed over the next 18-24 months stands at 35,000 Crown Castle expects to deploy between 10,000 and 15,000 small cells in 2019, CEO Jay Brown said during an earnings call with analysts. “In addition...

Ontix to carry out small cell network trial in London

The company’s small cells will be tested in Trafalgar Square in November U.K.-based wireless infrastructure-as-a-service provider Ontix has been selected by Westminster City Council to deploy small cells on the city's street furniture. The council said that the small cells will boost network capacity and create...

AT&T highlights DAS new deployments, improvements in Tennessee

  AT&T said it has invested $1.2 billion to upgrade wireless and wireline infrastructure in certain areas across Tennessee between 2015-2017 Tennessee's wireless infrastructure saw a range of improvements during 2017, according to AT&T, which said that it deployed new distributed antenna systems and expanded existing...

AT&T to deploy 5G-ready connectivity services for Frisco Station urban development

  AT&T said this development in Texas will be one of the first connected communities in the U.S. built from the ground up with 5G technology Frisco Station, a 242-acre, mixed-use development in Frisco, Texas, announced plans to deploy integrated connectivity from AT&T. The future deployments will...

AT&T tallies its recent Florida DAS investments

  AT&T said it had invested $1 billion to upgrade wireless and wireline infrastructure in certain areas across Florida during the 2015-2017 period AT&T has installed new distributed antenna systems (DAS) and improved existing DAS in the Florida state during 2017 as part of the carrier’s...

Westell Technologies sees growing opportunities in network densification, 5G: CEO

  The company’s in-building wireless segment recorded revenues of $3.6 million in fiscal Q1 Westell Technologies is seeing increasing opportunities in areas such as network densification, in-building wireless, 5G and the internet of things, the company’s President and CEO Stephen John told investors during a conference...

Commscope sees benefits from NA partnerships despite impacts in margins

  Commscope also highlighted the firm is well-positioned to capture business opportunities in the 5G field Commscope expects to see future benefits from partnerships with large North American customers despite some impacts in the firm’s margins, the firm’s CFO Alexander Pease said on a conference call...

Sprint has distributed over 260,000 Magic Box small cells: CEO

  The carrier said that tests of Massive MIMO for 5G deployments are very promising Sprint has already distributed more than 260,000 Magic Box small cells to businesses and consumers across the country, CEO Michel Combes said during a conference call with investors. “Customers with Magic Box...

T-Mobile US deploys DAS solution for St. Louis’ MetroLink system

Components for T-Mobile US’ DAS were installed at six MetroLink stations to boost cellular signals in tunnels in downtown St. Louis Metropolitan St. Louis Transit Agency (Metro Transit) has partnered with T-Mobile US to install wireless equipment inside metro tunnels to provide voice and high-speed...

Comba Telecom to deploy DAS solution for a large project in Philippines

Comba said the in-building wireless project includes the deployment of over 3,500 indoor antennas Hong Kong-based wireless solution provider Comba Telecom Systems announced that it was selected as the wireless solution provider for a large-scale comprehensive development project in Manila, Philippines. Comba Telecom is implementing its...

M1, Nokia to carry out 5G small cell trial in Singapore

  The small cell live trial will be carried out in the last quarter of this year Singaporean telco M1 Limited (M1) and Nokia have announced plans to conduct a trial of 5G-based small cells in Southeast Asia. The partners sad the small cell trial will take...

Hawaii approves legislation to allow small cell deployments

Hawaii’s governor said the new law will boost the deployment of next-generation wireless broadband infrastructure Hawaii Governor David Ige has signed new legislation which will allow the deployment of small cells across the state in a move to support the expansion of next-generation wireless broadband...

JMA Wireless launches new solution for in-building connectivity

The TEKO Cell Hub is a fiber-connected node targeting the connectivity needs of enterprise buildings, JMA Wireless said   JMA Wireless has launched a new product dubbed TEKO Cell Hub, a fiber-connected node that supports the use of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service at 3.5 GHz. JMA...

JMA Wireless provides DAS for large office complex in Paris

The DAS will provide cellular coverage and capacity for French carriers Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR Wireless communications solutions provider JMA Wireless has delivered its distributed antenna system to provide improved cellular coverage and capacity at 10 Grenelle, an office complex comprised of over 30,000...

Small Cell Forum seeks to boost small cell deployments in the healthcare sector

According to a new research, two thirds of healthcare workers have poor cellular coverage at work Small Cell Forum announced plans to work with the healthcare sector to support the deployment of small cells to address the risks of poor connectivity in the sector. According to...

Westell Technologies sees growth opportunities in the in-building wireless market for public safety

  Westell Technoliogies said it is testing an expanded suite of products for this specific segment Wireless infrastructure provider Westell Technologies is looking to capture growth opportunities in the in-building wireless market for public safety, company Chairman Kirk Brannock said during a recent conference call with...

DAS for hotels: Three case studies

  Investment in in-building wireless connectivity solutions in the hospitality industry is on an uptick. In-building wireless solutions allow hotels around the world to provide strong cellular coverage for guests demanding connectivity anytime and anywhere. A robust voice/data network also allows guests to access the internet...

Moves toward virtualization, enterprise adoption mark DAS vendor news from MWC

Zinwave, SOLiD, JMA Wireless, Verizon make DAS announcements BARCELONA—As the telecommunications industry continues its gradual shift to increasingly virtualized, streamlined hardware and software solutions, major DAS vendors are keeping pace while also continuing work to crack into an enterprise market in desperate need of cost-conscious...

SOLiD president on in-building wireless for the enterprise

In-building wireless solutions help add capacity and support IoT projects As enterprise connectivity needs continue to evolve, cellular-based access is increasingly complementing Wi-Fi to serve new use cases including the internet of things (IoT). Consider a commercial real estate owner. Tenants, and in turn the...

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